Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Summer Assistant Teaching Artist

Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Summer Assistant Teaching Artist

This Deadline Expired: Friday, April 3, 2020

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Art Education Department serves over 2000 youth annually through free out-of-school time art education programs in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.  Our programs provide a creative outlet for some of the city’s most vulnerable youth.

Mural Arts seeks to build safe spaces with and for the youth we serve, and our students’ work demonstrates their capacity for thinking deeply and creating fearlessly.  Our programs provide young people between the ages of 10 and 22 a year-long course of study in the visual arts. Our curriculum offers students the technical and creative foundation necessary to imagine, design, and create a wide range of individual and public works of art. Whether creating a mural or honing foundational art skills, lessons are designed with both short and long-term goals in mind, incorporating artistic and social history in addition to traditional and emerging art processes. At every turn we encourage our students to reflect on themselves and make a positive difference in the communities in which they work and play.

Description

Mural Arts Education partners with the Philadelphia Youth Network’s (PYN) WorkReady Program to provide summer programming and employment opportunities for youth enrolled in the Art Education program. Youth work in teams at sites across Philadelphia with Teaching Artists on various large or small scale mural projects. The Art Education Department is seeking summer employees for our six week summer session with two weeks of included professional development beginning on June 15 and running through August 14.

In order to best serve the varied needs of our students, the Art Education Department of the Mural Arts Program seeks passionate and creative art educators who are committed to working in partnership with young people. We seek individuals who are excited about mentoring youth, eager to collaborate with fellow artists, and able to work in an energetic environment that demands flexibility, dedication, innovation, and enthusiasm.

Summer Assistant Teaching Artist  

This position provides assistance to the Lead Teaching Artist for summer art education programming for high school youth. In conjunction with the Teaching Artist, the Assistant Teaching Artist is responsible for facilitating a safe and creative classroom environment in partnership with participating students and the site personnel.

Roles & Responsibilities

Requirements

Compensation: Assistant Teaching Artist will receive $15 per hour for 21 hours per week.

Please provide a cover letter with resume and references by Friday, April 3rd to arted.resumes@muralarts.org with Summer Assistant Teaching Artist in the subject line.  No phone calls please. 

For further information on Mural Arts Philadelphia, please visit www.muralarts.org.

Jennifer Lynn Manzella
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